1. Cherenkov's Avatar
    If like me you're not a fan of the huge, two over two character clock on the lock screen - This clock only displays if there are no notifications. As long as you have a persistent notification (many apps do this, like weather or calendar apps) the huge lock screen clock doesn't show and instead you just see the time in the top left corner. I found a nice app called 'Notification Maker' which lets you create your own custom notifications as well. Not sponsored and I haven't tested it thoroughly, just an example.
    The trick is, if you use Do Not Disturb, you have to allow that app through Do Not Disturb (its in the settings for Do Not Disturb to choose which apps are allowed), otherwise it won't be displayed while DND is on and the big central clock comes back until DND is turned off again.

    Maybe this will help someone until Google gives us options to customize this ourselves. Seems they took away quite a lot of customization with this version.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    10-20-2021 07:24 AM
  2. Davidoo's Avatar
    I hate this new clock, plus the buttons for entering my numeric unlock code are insanely large. I'm 63 years old and my eyesight isn't what it was, but this stuff is so large it looks like a phone made for the blind.
    RETG, J Dubbs and beantownsouth like this.
    10-20-2021 10:59 AM
  3. prplhze2000's Avatar
    I absolutely hate it. I mean HATE it!!! It was fine before. Nothing like damn engineers who need to justify their existence.
    10-20-2021 04:40 PM
  4. J Dubbs's Avatar
    They did take away quite a bit of customization options...dumbed it down for some reason I guess they think we're idiots , or they want to be more like Apple
    prplhze2000 likes this.
    10-21-2021 04:54 AM
  5. RETG's Avatar
    Somehow, I changed my lockscreen from using those large numbers to this, but honestly I'm not sure how.
    10-21-2021 05:07 AM
  6. RETG's Avatar
    The old lock screen in now back with the large numbers, but only at certain times. It appears the lock screen is rotating between the one shown and the one with large numbers. I do not understand why this is happening but I'm beginning Google, to get this OS out on the same schedule for their new phone released a OS that is still not ready.
    I sure hope Samsung fixes these problems in their new UI cause I wish to remain with Android, and just drop the Pixel I have and totally forget the new Pixel....
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    10-21-2021 06:54 AM
  7. J Dubbs's Avatar
    The old lock screen in now back with the large numbers, but only at certain times. It appears the lock screen is rotating between the one shown and the one with large numbers. I do not understand why this is happening but I'm beginning Google, to get this OS out on the same schedule for their new phone released a OS that is still not ready.
    I sure hope Samsung fixes these problems in their new UI cause I wish to remain with Android, and just drop the Pixel I have and totally forget the new Pixel....
    When you have a notification icon on your lock screen, like your printer icon, the big numbers go away to make room. You didn't change any settings, it's perfectly normal
    Davidoo likes this.
    10-21-2021 09:14 AM
  8. Cherenkov's Avatar
    Right. That's why I suggest a persist notification. It's literally the smallest bit better than nothing. But at least it keeps the phone from looking like a child's toy with huge numbers in the center.
    10-21-2021 10:30 AM
  9. RETG's Avatar
    When you have a notification icon on your lock screen, like your printer icon, the big numbers go away to make room. You didn't change any settings, it's perfectly normal
    WRONG! First that is NOT a printer icon!

    Second here are two examples of two different lock screens less than a minute apart.
    The first one shows the larger lock screen numbers and the second one (shown as a minute apart; however, actually less than half a minute) shows an email icon. HOWEVER, that email was received a good four or five minutes before the first lock screen. Therefore, by your reasoning, both lock screens should have been small numbers with the mail icon.

    Not saying if what you are saying is right or wrong,I don't know, just is if it is correct, then it is a bug.





    As I stated in another thread I have had android phones since the first Droid came out and never have I had a OS update as buggy as this one.

    I have had problem with bluetooth on two different devices, but not all devices,

    "Can't update visual voicemail...." message

    A few other ones.

    I understand this crap can happen with any software update, but tired of reading this is a "stable" OS release. It is not for some of us.

    I also understand that some of the things I have noted such as those stupid day/date in the upper left corner that cannot be removed, might be just a design that was added as well as those stupid large lock screen numbers, so I would not classify those as bugs but just someone's idea of a bad joke. If someone at google thought these fantastic so be it, but they should have given the user some leeway to change back or delete items.

    I am not going to report any more bugs, in fact I may never report anymore damn things on this forum since it appears there are more people who assume android can do no harm than there are iphone zombies.

    I can only hope that Samsung in their 4.0 release will fix these problems for their phones so that next year, I can dump the 4XL and get a S22 and remain with Android, or the other possibility is to make a big jump to the other smart phone company that all, for some reason, seem to hate. Or maybe, google will own up and read and discover there are problems and fix them.

    I'm frigging done! Glad I still have a satellite phone to use if needed.
    10-21-2021 02:55 PM
  10. Cherenkov's Avatar
    Hmm.. yeah that's not how it's supposed to work. That's not how mine behaves at all. If It's got a notification, the notification is a bar across the full screen (not a tiny icon) and it keeps the clock to the top left.
    10-21-2021 03:38 PM

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